What does it mean to be blessed? How do we receive God’s blessing? In this message from Galatians 3 we hear the good news that God graciously pours out his promised blessing of the Spirit and righteousness through faith, not works. Outline Fooled! (v1) The blessing of the Spirit (vv2-5) Blessed with Abraham (vv6-9) Redeemed from the Curse (vv10-14) Being blessed by God
Legalism is out of line with the gospel. Legalism is about what you have to do to get in line with God. But the gospel proclaims what Jesus has done to justify sinners. Outline Out of line (vv11-14) Because… Faith in Jesus, not Law (vv15-16) Faith in Jesus doesn’t make sinners (vv17-18) Faith unites to Christ (vv19-20) Because we need Jesus’ death! (v21) Keeping in line with the gospel
A sermon on who Jesus is, his divinity and eternity, from John 6.
How do we know if the gospel we hear is the true gospel? Outline The gospel (good news) is God’s (1:11-24) The gospel is for freedom (2:1-5) The gospel is for the world (2:6-10) Paul’s Biography In this passage, Paul retells a section of his life story which intersects with what we read in Acts. The table below shows how Galatians and Acts fits together: Event Acts reference Galatians reference Conversion Acts 9:1-19 Galatians 1:15-16 Three years in Arabia after Acts 9:25 Galatians 1:17 First Jerusalem visit Acts 9:26-31 Galatians 1:18-19 Second Jerusalem visit Acts 11:27-30; 12:25 Galatians 2:1-10
A message from James 5 about how God makes his people mature. Outline Be Patient in Suffering Make no frivolous oaths Pray for physical and spiritual healing Help restore the rebellious believer (There is a significant change in audio quality after the first 12 minutes.)
We live in a world where it often seems that unjust, wicked people succeed. How does this fit with the Bible’s claim that God is a loving and powerful Father? In Psalm 37 we hear the ‘A-Z’ of how to not fret by instead trusting in God’s goodness, trusting in his just judgment, and patiently waiting upon him.
The best way to spot a fake is to know the real thing through and through. The best way to spot a non-gospel is to know the true gospel (good news) of Jesus. Outline A letter to Galatia (vv1-5) Another gospel (vv6-10) No other gospel
When you add something to faith in Jesus it’s really subtraction. In this final message from this series in Acts, we see how the earliest churches respond when the good news of faith alone is under threat from legalistic false teachings. Outline Christ Plus… (vv1-5) Remembering what God’s done and promised (vv6-18) Christ Alone (vv19-35)
If Jesus is risen and reigning, what expectations should we have for life in his kingdom? Outline The Kingdom Comes (vv1-20) Strengthened and Encouraged (vv21-28) Strengthened for Hardship
What makes Jesus unbelievably good news? In this message we see how the death, resurrection, and reign of Jesus is the answer to God’s promises and the only way we can receive forgiveness and freedom. Outline Promised Saviour (vv16-25) Risen Saviour (vv26-37) Receiving Salvation (vv38-41) Unbelievable Salvation (vv42-52)